Six Pak Antenna Switch Automation

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I am using a Sainsmart 8 port USB relay to control my SIx Pak (2x6) antenna switch. Relay is directly connected to 6600M. I have four antennas connected to the switch. I can use 4 ports for radio A and 4 ports for radio B. I created a bit cable and set 4 ports to trigger on TX antenna (ant1) for 160,80,40 and 20-15(triband dipole) and 4 ports to trigger on TX antenna (ant2) with same bands. It seems to work but a little quirky. It won’t switch unless TX is enabled on the slice. I tried assigning the ports to trigger on Slice A and Slice B but that doesn’t seem to work. Is there anyone controlling a Six Pak switch with USB relay ? I need some help getting this to work properly. Thanks -Joe N3HEE
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I don't see a TX ON button in the bit cable settings.  However there is a PTT ON button which is not turned on.  Still cant get the switch to trigger by slice.  Slice A will work but not Slice B.  I will keep it configured for triggering on TX Antenna which works fine once TX has been enabled on each slice at least once.  I use ANT 1 for slice A RX & TX antennas and ANT2 for slice B RX & TX antennas in my SO2R setup so it makes more logical sense to me that way.  
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Thanks Paul.  I want to use two panadapters for SO2R.  Slice A and Slice B.  Each on a different band.  I can get Slice A to switch properly but get no switching for Slice B?